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2009 News in Brief



CEE’s Matt Orosz wins Fulbright scholarship

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Graduate student Matt Orosz is one of 10 MIT students receiving a Fulbright scholarship for study abroad in the 2009-2010 academic year. Prior to beginning his graduate studies in CEE, Orosz lived in Lesotho for two years as a member of the Peace Corps. During that time, he recognized Africa’s potential to implement renewable energy sources. Since then, Orosz and other MIT students have collaborated with local organizations in Lesotho to build sustainable solar power installations that local business owners can maintain. They also founded STG (Solar Turbine Group) International with a grant from the World Bank. Next year Orosz will travel to South Africa on the Fulbright to evaluate the technical, economic and social applicability of solar technology for use in low-income housing in that country.